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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    February 25, 2018

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Symphony Center

    Chicago, IL

    BRAHMS Trio No. 2 in C Major
    BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor
    BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major

    February 26, 2018

    Michigan State University

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Wharton Center for Performing Arts

    East Lansing, MI

    BRAHMS Trio No. 2 in C Major
    BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor
    BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major

    February 28, 2018

    Cal Performances

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Zellerbach Hall

    Berkeley, CA

    SCHUBERT Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
    BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

    March 1, 2018

    Stanford Live

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Bing Concert Hall

    Stanford, CA

    BRAHMS Trio No. 2 in C Major
    BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor
    BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major

    March 3, 2018

    La Jolla Music Society

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Copley Symphony Hall

    San Diego, CA

    BRAHMS Trio No. 2 in C Major
    BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor
    BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major

    March 4, 2018

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Los Angeles, CA

    BRAHMS Trio No. 2 in C Major
    BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor
    BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major

    March 13, 2018

    Vienna Symphony Orchestra

    Vienna Konzerthaus

    Vienna, Austria

    March 14, 2018

    Vienna Symphony Orchestra

    Vienna Konzerthaus

    Vienna, Austria

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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